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Supplements for Arthritis

October 10, 2022

What are our recommended supplements for arthritis?

Osteoarthritis results primarily from a breakdown of the joint cartilage, which can lead to pain and inflammation. The goal of taking supplements is to provide your joints with the needed nutrients for healing, to reduce your overall levels of inflammation, and for pain relief. The following are recommended supplements:‍The first supplement is glucosamine and chondroitin. Glucosamine and chondroitin are often combined together into a single supplement. Glucosamine and chondroitin are components of proteoglycans, which are the cells within cartilage that absorb water and help build up its resiliency. Glucosamine supplementation also helps stimulate the body to produce glycosaminoglycans, a component of cartilage that helps with lubrication. Glucosamine and chondroitin are one of the first supplements we consider recommending, especially for knee pain.‍Next is Boswellia. Boswellia has both anti-inflammatory and analgesic, or pain-relieving properties. It also prevents interference with the production of glycosaminoglycans and increases circulation to joints. Next is fish oil. Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are anti-inflammatory. The standard American diet (SAD) contains 25 times more omega-6 (inflammatory) compared to omega 3 (anti-inflammatory). Taking a quality fish oil can help reverse the ratio. Fish oil has also been shown to be beneficial for heart health. ‍Next are vitamin D and calcium. Both of these supplements help build up the bones that the cartilage connects to. Having strong bones is an important quality to be able to have healthy joints. Turmeric and ginger are also anti-inflammatory supplements that can be considered.‍

In addition to all the supplements we just mentioned, a good multivitamin in combination with a well-balanced diet will help not only the structures of your joints, but the systems that help support it i.e. your muscles. To get the maximum benefit from supplements, an exercise program that promotes proper movement of the joints should be performed.


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